I have tried a lot of different stuff to get Lubuntu installed on my Macbook 1,1 (first Intel macbook). I just won't get a usb to boot. For the sake of comparison, it does work on my new Mac Mini (bought a few months ago).
I have tried:
- Unetbootin and using fdisk to write syslinux to the MBR
- Disk Destroyer :P (officially called: dd)
- Flagging stuff with gParted
Yet, only one strange thing works. When I create a usb from DiskWarrior, it boots. The method is that you use Disk Utility to 'restore' the Intel version of DiskWarrior to a usb.
So I figured: is it possible to delete the contents of DiskWarrior, but leave the boot stuff of it intact?
Here is the info that I get from
/dev/disk1 #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER 0: Apple_partition_scheme *7.8 GB disk1 1: Apple_partition_map 32.3 KB disk1s1 2: Apple_HFS 7.8 GB disk1s2
I've tried using dd for this as well targeting disk1s2 specifically. When I do this with a small random text file (300 bytes), my macbook still recognizes the usb. When I do it with the .img file of Lubuntu, my macbook doesn't. Does anyone knows what's going on and if this is possible?
Currently my mac has no OS installed, and I only intend to install Lubuntu.